When is dry wet?
Comparatively speaking, south Florida’s 7.3 inches in September was just that.
The other four water management districts averaged half that amount, and even less.
But the story doesn’t end there.
It’s not like south Florida recorded an even amount of rain in every corner. The southeast Miami side got with 12 inches of monthly rain compared to 4 inches up on the Kissimmee River and Lake Okeechobee.
As famously mercurial as individual rain gages can be, aggregation across large basins can equally be misleading as well.
Moral of the story:
Never bet the meteorologic farm on a single graph!